How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

Opens in June

Director: Bob Dolman Run Time: 98 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2006

Starring: Adam Hicks, Alexander Gould, Austin Rogers, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Luke Benward

Country: United States
Language: English


Screening as part of From Book to Film 2022


About the film:

During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class. Inspired by Thomas Rockwell’s delicious kid-favorite story.

“A delightfully snips and snails and puppy-dog tails-style movie... kids will enjoy the extravagantly and hilariously repulsive items presented to Billy and the spirit and determination he demonstrates”

—Nell Minow for Movie Mom

About the filmmaker:

Robert Dolman is a Canadian screenwriter, actor, director and producer. He penned the screenplays for Ron Howard’s Willow (1988) and Far and Away (1992), and wrote and directed The Banger Sisters (2002) and How to Eat Fried Worms (2006). His work in television includes writing for the Emmy Award-winning 1980s sketch comedy show SCTV.

For their incredible performances, the cast of How to Eat Fried Worms won Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film at the 2007 Young Artist Awards.

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